Supporting Us

How you can help us

Our committee members and volunteers contribute their time and resources to Winchester Go LD across a wide range of activities.

Fundraising

We would also welcome your involvement in fundraising for the charity.   Would you like to organise a sponsored event?   Click here to visit our JustGiving Fundraising site.

As a charity fundraising is vitally important to us.   We rely on donations, grants and fundraising to meet the cost of our services.

Your donation can help us to provide:

£15 one Walk & Talk – we have been offering this 1:1 session with our members during the Covid pandemic.

£40 one hour Community Advocacy – we listen and support our members to have their voice heard  

£50 Afternoon Tea per session (excluding general running costs) – 20 members attend this online session  

£70 for one Exercise class session – our popular online fitness classes 

Find out more about ideas for fundraising and our forthcoming events on our Fundraising Events menu.

Volunteers

Without volunteers, Winchester Go LD wouldn’t be what it is today

We are very grateful for the kind and dedicated volunteers who have kept us growing through the years, and we proudly continue offering the opportunity for new volunteers to give back and form long-lasting relationships with our community.

Skills

We are looking for volunteers aged 18+ with a love of people, who would like to meet up with members for Walk & Talks or support our group activities, whether that be face to face or on-line. You’ll receive guidance and training and will be allocated a member of staff for on-going support.
As a volunteer you are part of the Winchester Go LD family, and you will meet other like-minded people to engage and talk with.

As a volunteer you will be recompensed for any out-of-pocket expenses, and we may ask you to complete a DBS check for any of the Adult regulated volunteering roles (this will be explained depending on the role).

What difference will you make?

Our members are adults with learning disabilities. They are sociable and they like to have fun!

Our Walk & Talks help relieve social isolation and promote physical activity. Being outside and having social interaction supports good mental health.

Our online activities provide a fun way to engage with our members through discussion groups, quizzes, and other games as well as sharing IT skills on Zoom.

Current volunteer opportunities

Zoom groups

Online groups are a great option for anyone on a busy schedule, less able to get to our location in Winchester or those continuing to keep their distance from groups of people.

Walk & Talks and Summer Day Trips/ Group activities

The 2021 summer season about to start! If you are interested in volunteering with any of the above please get in touch.
Or if you have any skills that you would like to volunteer that would benefit the Winchester Go LD community, we would be happy to discuss further.

Please do complete our Volunteer profile form if you are interested in volunteering with us. Your help will make a difference: https://winchestergold.org.uk/supporting-you/resources/

We’d be happy to answer any questions! Please email info@winchestergold.org.uk for a chat or more information.

Employers

Are you an employer looking for staff?

  • You may be interested to know that research from the Joseph Rowntree Trust shows that people with learning disabilities are generally reliable, more likely to stay with one employer for a long time and tend to take less time off
  • Our members have a variety of skills and experience and we are always looking for more temporary or full-time employment opportunities.
  • We are always interested in finding more work experience and employment opportunities

Please contact us on info@winchestergold.org.uk or 01962 01962 600281 for a chat on how we might be able to help.

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